NEW ORLEANS, LA – In the wake of flooding in metro Houston and southeast Texas from Hurricane Harvey, New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank to host a donation drive of nonperishable food, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene products to alleviate the needs of those affected. The campaign, entitled The Art of Giving: Help our Texas Neighbors, will run throughout the entire month of September.
Throughout the duration of the drive, donors are welcomed to bring goods to NOMA’s collection station, located in the museum’s Great Hall. Donors are not required to pay museum admission fees to drop off goods. The museum will offer one free drink ticket to individuals who bring in a Second Harvest donation during Friday Nights at NOMA, a weekly museum event featuring live music, movies, artist talks, and more.
“In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, NOMA was able to regain its footing thanks to the generous support of individuals and groups from around the country,” said Susan Taylor, the Montine McDaniel Freeman Director of NOMA. “We intend to pay it forward whenever possible.”
NOMA is accepting the following necessary items, which can be dropped off at the front desk during all museum hours, including Friday Nights at NOMA:
NONPERISHABLE FOOD: Canned vegetables & fruits, canned meat (tuna and chicken), canned soups/stews, canned beans, canned chili, cereal, Ensure & PediaSure, pasta, peanut butter, protein bars/granola bars, rice, and shelf-stable milk
CLEANING SUPPLIES: Gloves, scrub brushes, sponges, trash bags
OTHER: Diapers, feminine hygiene products
About NOMA and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden
The New Orleans Museum of Art, founded in 1910 by Isaac Delgado, houses nearly 40,000 art objects encompassing 5,000 years of world art. Works from the permanent collection, along with continuously changing special exhibitions, are on view in the museum’s 46 galleries Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The adjoining Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden features work by over 60 artists, including several of the 20th century’s master sculptors. The Sculpture Garden is open seven days a week: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The New Orleans Museum of Art and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are fully accessible to handicapped visitors and wheelchairs are available from the front desk. For more information about NOMA, call (504) 658-4100 or visit www.noma.org. Wednesdays are free admission days for Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. (May not include special exhibitions.) Teenagers (ages 13-19) receive free admission every day through the end of the year, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
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